Henry Mancini (composer, conductor) who is known for things like the Pink Panther and Peter Gunn themes, won a Golden Globe, four Academy Awards, and twenty Grammys and was born in Cleveland’s Little Italy in 1924. His family moved to Pennsylvania when he was five, but pretty cool even so.
I am a student of jazz, bluegrass, and American roots music. I play upright bass in the big band and jazz combo of the Mile High Community Band and I also sit in at a few bluegrass/old-time jams from time to time. I host an outdoor bluegrass jam at Chavez Park (Tennyson St.) in the summertime. For a list of bluegrass jams in Colorado, see the CBMS jams page. It’s a comprehensive list, and they do a good job keeping it up to date. For a list of jazz jams in the Denver area, see my Denver jazz jams page. (I couldn’t find a comprehensive reference elsewhere on the web, so I…